Lake Norman Rock Quarry

This is a PDRA Quarry. It is membership owned and its deepest point the depth is around 96 ft. Surface temps range from 82 F in the summer to 40 F in the winter.

This quarry is protected from any kind of fishing so you will encounter many different species of fish including Paddle Fish.

Level

Level

  • Beginner
  • Advanced
Visibility

Visibility

  • 5 m
Current

Current

  • Light Current
  • No Current
  • Ripping Current
DIVE TYPES

DIVE TYPES

  • Night Dive
  • Wall/Drop Off
  • Wreck Dive
  • Quarry

Temperature & Visibility

Dives

Wildlife Diversity

Affiliated Training Center

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Search & Recovery

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Wreck Diving

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Dive sites nearby

Lake Hickory Scuba Sail Boat

This dive site contains several items to dive on including two training platforms, a basketball hoop, a jet ski, a sailboat, several satellite dishes, and other objects all linked together via ropes leading to and from the docks at the dive center.

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Snow Creek Truck

Here you will find a Submerged 2006 Nissan 4 door pickup in 23’ of water. The truck is stuck in silt up to the wheel wells. A great dive but can be murky due to all the silt in the cove.

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Sandbar

The Sandbar Site is a local favorite for boaters. It’s a large area in the lake that is very shallow, coming within 3 ft. of the surface. Many boats will raft together for a day of partying on the lake.

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American Quarry

American Quarry is the flagship quarry for the PDRA. (Piedmont Diving Rescue Association). The Quarry is 65’ deep at the pit with many objects to dive on.

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Blue Stone Dive Resort

We’re not just another quarry. We are a Dive Facility, better known as Blue Stone. We are located 6 miles off Interstate 85 in Thomasville, North Carolina. Blue Stone has a full service Dive center equipped with one of the most modern computer analyzed air fill station with a storage capacity of 80,000 cubic feet.

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Gray Quarry is a 501-c3 non-profit organization that seeks to promote the sport of scuba diving by providing a safe family-friendly fun environment for recreational scuba diving and training. All money from dive entry fees goes to maintaining the quarry and making dive site improvements.

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Lake Murray

Dive site is located at the north end of the Lake Murray Dam inside the Lake Murray Dam North Recreational Area, 9 minutes from Wateree Dive Center. Street address 2101 N Lake Dr, Columbia, SC 29212. Water entry is via the stairs located to the left when entering picnic area from the parking lot.

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JMR Quarry (AKA Blanch Quarry) is a great place to dive. You will need to join the “PDRA“ or come as a guest of a PDRA member. The Quarry is open 24/7/365 if you have a key. Make sure to bring a dive buddy, as there is no solo diving allowed.

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junkyard

This site provides something for divers of all levels. While there are numerous sunken boats, the main attraction is the Chinese Junk imported decades ago and after multiple sinkings finally came to reset here. Other entertaining sites here include vending machines, tic-tac-toe table, and Halloween cemetery.

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Lake Jocassee

Lake Jocassee is a man-made lake. The lake is over 360 feet deep with visibility ranging from 20 feet to over 50 feet at depth. There are several ramps here, one is set aside for divers and there is enough to keep divers coming back again and again.

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